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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jane Yelvington McCallum

 
 
Jane Yelvington McCallum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Jane Yelvington McCallum Marker
Inscription. One of the most prominent leaders of the Texas woman suffrage movement of the early 20th century, Jane Y. McCallum lived in this house with her husband, Arthur N., and five children. As a member of the Texas Joint Legislative Council (nicknamed “The Petticoat Lobby”), she worked for political and social reform through the Texas Legislature. Appointed Secretary of State by Gov. Dan Moody in 1927, she was reappointed by Gov. Ross Sterling in 1931. During her term of office she discovered and had preserved an original signed copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
 
Erected 1990 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15417.)
 
Location. 30° 17.972′ N, 97° 44.498′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on West 32nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 W 32nd St, Austin TX 78705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn and Nellie Wooldridge House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. ¼ mile
Jane Yelvington McCallum House image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Jane Yelvington McCallum House
away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buen Retiro (approx. half a mile away); All Saints’ Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Splitrock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Jane Legette Yelvington McCallum (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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